Pedersen pleased with O’Grady link

Marcus Pedersen
Marcus Pedersen
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Norway international Marcus Pedersen is excited about the strike partnership he is forming with Chris O’Grady.

Pedersen has missed much of this season with a foot injury, but the 23-year-old hitman scored in his first start in nearly two months to help Barnsley clinch a point in last Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday.

The striker’s opening goal – and his second for his loan club - gave the Reds hope of a much-needed win, but the Owls pulled a goal back to share the spoils.

But it was also the striker’s link-up play with O’Grady which gave plenty of grounds for optimism going forward as the Reds looks to haul themselves out of the relegation zone.

“He’s [Chris] a great striker, I like playing with him,” revealed Pedersen, speaking exclusively to the Green‘Un.

“We’re a little bit different, which I think helps. He’s big and strong and holds the ball up well, which allows me to play off him.”

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